Preserving Community Identity

Letter to the Editor from FPEIM President Bruce MacDougall – published in The Guardian on April 19, 2016

The need to restructure our rural communities has become increasingly evident in recent years.  What this change will look like is still to be determined.  As conversations take place, a number of very real issues need to be addressed.

It isn’t surprising that people have voiced concern around the loss of community identify as discussions about creating larger municipalities gain momentum.  There are examples of municipal restructuring, in Canada, where names of the original communities have disappeared except in the hearts and minds of residents.  It can and should be done differently in PEI.

See the full letter.